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Bogus Basin announces tubing hill will open this weekend

Bogus Basin will open its tubing hill this weekend. “We are continuing to open up additional areas on the mountain as conditions allow,” said Brad Wilson, general manager. “Our new snowmaking equipment helped make this early opening of this popular attraction possible.”

The non-profit, community-owned ski resort had a limited early opening over the Thanksgiving weekend, and will continue weekend-only operations until it gets more snow. So far, the mountain has opened up its No. 1 Deerpoint chair, the beginner Coach lift, a terrain park, and some trails at its Nordic Center. Wilson said the Thanksgiving opening, the first in five years, drew 6,500 skiers. Skiers reveled in cold sunshine and clear blue skies, as the valley below was socked in under an inversion.

Registration is open online at for two-hour tubing hill sessions next weekend. Each costs $12; the hill provides the tube, an 800-foot downhill slide, and a paddle tow to pull you back up.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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